September 2023,

Independent Assessment of Specific Administrative Controls at the Pantex Plant

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) conducted an independent assessment of the identification, development, and implementation of selected specific administrative controls (SACs) at the Pantex Plant (Pantex) from March to May 2023. This assessment was performed within the broader context of ongoing assessments of the development and implementation of SACs across the DOE complex to ensure that credited safety functions of SACs can be fulfilled when needed to prevent or mitigate postulated accidents. The assessment focused on the approach to meeting SAC requirements in DOE-STD-3009-94, Change Notice 3, Preparation Guide for U.S. Department of Energy Nonreactor Nuclear Facility Documented Safety Analyses.